On August 16, 1909 — New York and Pittsburgh play to a 2 – 2 tie, stopped after eight innings because of a drenching downpour. Off Christy Mathewson, Ham Hyatt hits his third pinch triple of the year, a record that won’t be matched till 1970. Outfielder Red Murray prevents a loss for Matty with one of the greatest catches ever seen at Forbes Field. With two outs and two on, Dots Miller belts a long line drive off Matty into the growing darkness. With everyone straining to follow the ball, a bolt of lightning flashes illuminates the field and creates an eerie, but unforgettable split-second image and Murray is seen making a bare-handed grab on the dead run to end the inning. Bill Klem then calls the game.


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